Cleveland High School (Los Angeles)
|Grover Cleveland Charter High School|
|8140 Vanalden Avenue
Reseda, Los Angeles, California
|School district||Los Angeles Unified School District|
|Color(s)||Red, White, & Black|
Grover Cleveland Charter High School is a public school serving grades 9-12. Cleveland Humanities Magnet is part of Cleveland Charter High School. The school is located in Reseda, in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California.
Cleveland, a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, was named after President Grover Cleveland. Cleveland Charter High School is LAUSD's only comprehensive high school that holds the title of being a California Distinguished School.
Cleveland High School was honored as a 2005 California Distinguished School and as of 2010 was ranked the 703rd best high school in the nation by Newsweek, up from 854th the year before. It has a student population of about 3800. The school is divided into small learning communities:
- Academy of Art and Technology (AOAT)
- School for Advanced Studies (SAS)
- Global Academy of Interdisciplinary Media Studies (GAIMS)
- The Humanities Magnet (CORE)
- Media Academy
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
Core focuses on the humanities. The program ranges from philosophy, history, literature, and art classes with a major focus per year on a certain overlapping meaning for the concept.
In both 2010 and 2012, the Speech and Debate team was the team of the CHSSA State Champion in Impromptu Speaking (Iain Lampert and Adam Revello). Since then they have continued to uphold its tradition of excellence by producing league champions in both debate and speech events. Cleveland also offers many other clubs and extracurriculars. Clubs at Cleveland range from robotics to speech and debate. Cleveland is known throughout the city for its strong aquatics program. The swim team and water polo have won CIF championships numerous times. Other sports available at Cleveland are football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, cross country, track and field, and many more.
- Sid Akins, baseball player, Olympian
- David Michael Barrett, screenwriter and film producer
- Bobby Braswell, former head men's basketball coach at California State University, Northridge
- Kevin Corcoran, actor/director
- Jessica Cosby, Olympian
- Pamela Des Barres, former groupie, author
- Lucious Harris, basketball player
- Joshua Hong, singer of Kpop boy group Seventeen
- Adonis Jordan, basketball player
- Victoria Justice, actress, singer
- Harvey Levin, TMZ editor-in-chief and creator
- Barry Minkow, con man
- Khalil Paden, football player
- Bret Saberhagen, baseball player
- Charles Martin Smith, actor/writer/director
- Don Stark, actor, TV: That '70s Show, Movies: Star Trek, Casino
- Jeff Widener, took the famous picture of the man standing in front of a line of tanks during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
- Bart Williams, actor/producer
- Trevor Wilson, basketball player
- Nick Young, NBA player currently on The Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers
- Joe Chun, bassist for Run River North
- Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement
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